MEXICO CITY — Mexico stated Monday it has actually jailed a previous leading cops authorities on charges of abuse from almost a years back.
Former Federal Police leader Luis Cárdenas Palomino was thought about the right-hand male of previous security secretary Genaro García Luna. García Luna is now being hung on drug trafficking charges in the United States.
U.S. district attorneys have actually likewise implicated Cárdenas Palomino of accepting millions in allurements from the Sinaloa cartel, as soon as run by sent to prison drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. It was unclear if Mexico would think about extraditing Cárdenas Palomino.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hailed the arrest as an indication Mexico would no longer endure corruption and abuse, however stated he did not understand if Mexico would extradite Cárdenas Palomino.
“He was detained because there is no longer impunity, and that helps a lot,” stated the president, whose administration has actually had a hard time to discover a policy to deal with the drug cartels. López Obrador, for instance, purchased the release of among Guzman’s children to prevent bloodshed.
Mexico’s chief law officer’s workplace stated Monday that Cardenas Palomino was jailed on the borders of Mexico City on charges he tortured a kidnapping suspect in 2012.
U.S. district attorneys declare García Luna took 10s of countless dollars in allurements to secure Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel. García Luna, who is waiting for trial in New York, has actually rejected the accusations.
García Luna served from 2006 to 2012 as Mexico’s secretary of public security prior to transferring to the U.S. He was jailed in 2019 in Texas.
Cárdenas Palomino worked as a leading leader in the now-disappeared federal cops throughout the very same years. He and García Luna were best understood in Mexico for apparently staging a 2005 raid for TELEVISION cams, resulting in the arrest of 2 expected kidnapping suspects, although the suspects had actually been apprehended unlawfully hours previously.
Author José Reveles stated Cardenas Palomino was “one of García Luna’s main operators” and would be “a witness with privileged information” on his previous employer, including he would more than likely be extradited.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned prevalent corruption and abuses in the federal cops as a huge consider his choice to eliminate the force in 2019 and roll a few of its officers into the National Guard.
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